Shapes and colors

The iris

Iris is a genus of rhizomatous or bulbous perennial plants in the Iridaceae family. The genus Iris contains 210 species and countless horticultural varieties. Horticultural hybrid Irises are often found in gardens, mistakenly called Germanic Irises. Like many flowering plants, the first irises appeared in the late Cretaceous (Campanian) around 80 million years ago in an area that is now Antarctica. Irises are now found throughout the northern hemisphere, in Europe as well as in Asia, North Africa and North America. The garden of the irises of the castle of Vuillerens, near Morges, offers magnificent walks.


The coulor pencils

For this series I wanted to represent the primary, secondary and complementary colors as well as the Itten chromatic circle. There are several qualifications, possible definitions of colors depending on the area covered, painting, printing, screens. Additive synthesis or subtractive synthesis among others define different primary colors. The opposition of greens and reds together with those between yellows and blues and between black and white forms the basis of human color perception, formed from the ganglion and bipolar nerve cells in the eye. These six colors are the elemental colors of Hering. I worked particularly on the depth of field in order to get, I hope, original photos.